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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Relating to the process in which food is changed into energy, new cells, and waste products in plants and animals.

Usage examples (38)
  • Photosynthesis in plants is the metabolic process that changes sunlight into food.
  • metabolic rate
  • Building up muscle mass is going to cause you to burn more calories and increase what we call your metabolic rate.
  • But the bad news is there's more obesity, more, what we call metabolic syndrome or pre-diabetes in the population in our young people. for more
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